|100% of CHC's mothers received prenatal care.||Nationally, only 85% receive prenatal care.|
|Only 2% of CHC's mothers gave birth to low-birth-weight babies.||Nationally, 10% of babies are low-birth-weight.
|Only 2% of CHC's births are preterm.||Nationally, 13% of births are preterm.|
|The CHC repeat pregnancy rate is 2%.||Nationally, the repeat pregnancy rate is 25%.|
|CHC's graduation rate is 94%.
||Nationally, only 25% of teen mothers complete school. Teen fathers are 3 times more likely to drop out of school.|
CHC's clients come from all backgrounds: representing a diverse group of education and economic status as well as races.
We provide programs with Abington Hospital, Doylestown Hospital, Grand View Hospital, Lower Bucks Hospital, Montgomery County Human Services Center, Mother Bachmann Maternity Center, North Penn Visiting Nurse Association, Pottstown Medical Center and St. Mary Medical Center.
Without proper education, advocacy and support teen parents will have a significantly higher chance of using the social welfare system – cash assistance, food stamps, subsidized housing and involvement with Children & Youth protective services.
Empowering and educating these young people will make them more likely to stay in school and graduate, find employment with good benefits, prepare their children for school and become productive members of the community.
CHC sponsors free childbirth classes, support groups, career counseling and other advocacy services to teens throughout Bucks & Montgomery Counties at dozens of locations. Through a practical and direct approach, this program brings the following to our community:
We work extensively with Bensalem, Bristol Borough, Bristol Township, BC Vocational High School, Centennial, Central Bucks, Council Rock, Morrisville, Neshaminy, Norristown, Pennridge, Pennsbury, Perk Valley, Pottstown and Souderton School Districts.
In FY 2012-13, CHC provided:
Well guess what, I'm finally going to graduate this summer! I cant wait to find my path to working with pregnant and parenting teens the way you helped me. Being a teen mom was very hard, but I got through it. My daughter is now 14 and in 8th grade. Time really does fly. I have tears in my eyes as I'm writing to you. Thank you so much for everything you taught me and I hope I can do as good of a job helping teens the way you did with me and still do with others.
This class has made me more confident as I prepare to become a mother.